Hello everyone, and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where a bunch of us crazy writer-types share excerpts from our published work or work-in-progress. If my fellow writers take exception to being called crazy, I apologize, but I’m feeling a little off my rocker lately because of all the time I’m spending in the head of my main character–Jacqui the cat shifter. Jacqui has a bit of a split personality and spends a lot of time arguing with his inner cat, who just isn’t as concerned with things like privacy, politeness and other inconvenient human social restraints. In this week’s snippet, Jacqui in his cat form is spying on his new neighbor. Even though he has a rule about not becoming romantically entangled, his interests have been–shall we say–aroused. You can read last week’s snippet here.
Jacqui stared, mesmerized, as Wyatt leaned to one side and then the other.
I give him a nine and a half. He loses half a point because he has no sense of style. His hair looks like he used that weed whacker on it. And the five o’clock shadow? That’s so spot-on trendy—he needs our help badly.
Don’t distract me from the sweat trickles. I want to lick them. I want to bite the back of his neck and make him mine.
This was such a bad idea.
Jacqui the Cat Mysteries, the cozy gay shifter romance mystery series the world has been waiting for~
Jacqui Corleone is a fashion designer, a yoga-instructor and a concerned citizen who selflessly helps the police solve crimes. Oh, and he occasionally turns into a small wild cat. Probably due to a wizard’s curse or an evil government plot to create super warriors.
Or, he’s a cat cursed to turn into a human and only the bite of a sexy alpha lion will allow him to remain in his superior form of Cat.
Jacqui does not have a split personality, but sometimes his cat personality can get rather loud.
Loud? You’re loud.
Jacqui Corleone is a cat shifter who doesn’t know why or how he turns into a cat. He lives a solitary life in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. He’s not afraid of intimacy (yes, he is) but sensibly refrains from potentially awkward entanglements. Unfortunately, the sexy new deputy sheriff just moved in across the street and Jacqui’s vow not to get mixed up with island dudes is sorely challenged.
When the mysterious disappearance of three blue pots draws Jacqui to investigate, he’s drawn ever deeper into danger–and into the muscular but not too bulgy or veiny arms of deputy Wyatt West (you wish).
Join Jacqui (and Cat) in this new exciting and sexy gay shifter romance mystery series from bestselling author (she wishes) Alexis Duran. Coming as soon as Alexis gets her s**t together.
This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight to ten sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or use the address: http://www.wewriwa.com
His inner cat should be careful to keep his catty comments about Wyatt’s sense of style to himself. 😉
‘Don’t distract me from the sweat trickles.’ Haha. love it.
Alexis, this is super wonderful! Happy Holidays, my friend.
This is great. I love his points deduction rationale. Happy Holidays!
This story is SO delightful. I just adore Jacqui and his inner naughty kitty! Great visuals . . . very purr inducing!
I love his conflicting thoughts LOL. Great snippet!
9.5? Come on, he deserves higher than that! 😉
I never saw sweat trickles as so very sexy before…. dang. Cat is onto something here.
I love Jacqui. LOL If that guy needs help, I know just the cat who can help him.
LOL I love that he lost points for his lack of style.
I love cozy mysteries and this sounds like a great investigative duo, Jacqui in cat form and deputy Wyatt next door.
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